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As Penn launches a series of initiatives to bolster its urban environment,
it has to contend with a lot of history -- including its own.
"The West Philadelphia Story"
What causes a woman's own hand to try to strangle her?
How can a grown man recognize a carrot but not be able to name it? Such
mysteries of the brain and mind are being probed by Martha Farah and
Todd Feinberg, pioneers in the brave new world of neuropsychology
"The Fragile Orchestra"
Two legendary poets formed a friendship at Penn that
would change the course of American Poetry.
"Moderns in the Quad"
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Calling for a truly
child-centered approach, a multidisciplinary group at Penn
aims to remake the nation's child-welfare system. By Samuel Hughes.
Of Things Evil
Century-old Law School
records and newspaper clippings tell the tale of a brutal murder
that ws only the first step in a tragic miscrriage of justice. By Derek
The Vision Thing
professor Ruzena Bacsjy thought getting robots to
see clearly was complicated. Now she has to deal with Congress. By Sonia
Alumni Weekend 1999
In the Valley of the Shadow of Death 101
Two instructors and
14 students took a literary tour of duty through our bloody century.
By Peter Nichols.
From the Editor
Family preservation defended, circus no life for animals,
DuBois and change.
Notes From the Undergrad
Mentee and mentor.
How to pick cars and colleges.
From College Hall
Recommendations on curbing alcohol abuse.
Commencement ... Common ingredient yields major advance
... Freshmen will read the play Copenhagen this summer ...
Unearthing treasures from the Black Sea ... Theater for kids at Annenberg
Center... Gerda Lerner on why women's
studies matters... $10 million to establish Fox
Leadership Program... Health System to cut 450 employees...
Panel debates sweatshop issue.
Off the Shelf
Good catch. My Secret Fishing Life .
The year in review.
Comings, goings, appointments, promotions, accolades,
and other personal news
A more in-depth look at some of Penn's outstanding alumni.
Cover illustration by Arnold Roth.
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